Election 2020

Counting gets underway

The counting of ballots from Wednesday’s Parliamentary election began at 7 a.m. today .The first results are expected around 2.30 p.m. today with a final result slated for around midnight, Election Commission officials said.

EC Chairman votes early to allay fears over COVID-19

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya decided to cast his vote this morning after a lapse of nine years to give an assurance to voters that it was safe to go out and vote.

Putting COVID-19 concerns aside,voters exercise their franchise

Some scenes as politicians joined thousands of others to cast their votes across the country.

Polling in COVID-19 delayed parliamentary election opens

Polling for the 2020 parliamentary election began at 7 a.m. today with strict health guidelines in place to minimize the risk of the spread of the coronavirus on election day.

EC Chairman demonstrates safety features on ballot boxes

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday demonstrated the safety features on the cardboard ballot boxes to dispel fears the election could be rigged by changing the boxes or tampering with them.

New Parliament to meet on 20 August

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has summoned the new Parliament to meet on 20 August.

FM Fonseka's bombed car takes center-stage during campaign

The Peugeot car damaged in the suicide bomb attack on then Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is taken to each location he is campaigning in and put on display. He is contesting from the Gampaha District on the SBJ ticket.